Geotrace has hired Mark Robinson as Area Manager Far East. In this position, Mr. Robinson will be responsible for seismic processing and reservoir services in the region.
"Mark Robinson brings more than 15 years of technical and management experience to the company from many of the world's major hydrocarbon producing basins," said Bill Schrom, President and CEO of Geotrace. "We want to utilize his expertise in Asian markets to drive our expansion plan in the Asia Pacific region. Mark's knowledge of the business climate and cultures in this area of the world is invaluable."
Previously, Mr. Robinson was manager of Seismic Data Processing in Europe, The Caspian and Russia for WesternGeco. While there, he was responsible for P&L, strategic leadership, business planning and operation of the seismic data processing business for the region. Other valued experience Robinson brings to Geotrace is as manager of Reservoir Seismic Services (RSS) for Europe, Africa, Russia, and The Caspian with Schlumberger. In that position, he played a key role in the acquisition and integration of Odegaard, a niche seismic reservoir characterization company. Robinson has held other leadership positions at WesternGeco in their Australian and Houston business units.
"When Geotrace offered me the chance to be part of a smaller, flexible and fast-moving company and to take their business into an exciting market like Asia by opening an office in Kuala Lumpur, it was an opportunity and challenge that couldn’t be ignored," said Robinson. "I was impressed by the bold steps Geotrace was making in terms of geographical expansion at a time when the rest of the service sector was cutting back. Geotrace's commitment to client service on a truly global scale is one to be admired."
Robinson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (First Class) from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London. While there, he was awarded the Watts Medal for outstanding academic achievement. Robinson is a member of EAGE, PESGB and SEAPEX.